As some might have noticed, I hardly have been around for some time. I told a few of you ppl here that I was away due to university business. That was true of course, but the thing going on might differ from what would be suspected…
In january, a new course at the university started. Our prof required us to have a certain book. There was a problem however: the book was nowhere in stock and it would take over 5 weeks to get a copy. The prof didn’t seem to care about our problem.
Then I got hold of an ebook version of this book. Although it wasn’t the final version of the book, it was useable. So I spread it amongst the students.
Our prof is a cowriter of the book and he quite didn’t like the fact that I started spreading the ebook, as almost nobody ordered the book anymore. So he filed a lawsuit against me.
Well, to make a long story short, he won, I lost. I am confined to pay a fine (almost €1000). That’s not that much, I know… it’s a symbolic fine (I got it because my deeds were done out of need). I’ll get over the money (although it’s quite much for a student), but I have a criminal record now. That sucks.
Two good things: I’ll be able to spend more time on CDF and I made it through the course.
Bottomline: don’t scr3w your prof!